Product Development Services
Formulation – develop a formula that enables a key liquid ingredient to be successfully spray dried; modify an existing formula to change/improve spray drying characteristics or effectiveness.
Pilot Process Protocol Development – document pilot process protocol that results in a successful powder at the pilot level.
Pilot Spray Drying – perform spray drying experiments to test formulas and protocols.
Scale-Up – conduct commercial dryer trials to scale the product from pilot spray dryers to commercial dryers; optimize the commercial spray drying process protocol to QIC dryers.
• Development Expertise – QIC employs an internal Product Scientist and regularly accesses an external network of development (formulation and spray drying) experts.
• Pilot Spray Drying Equipment – QIC owns and operates a Niro Mobile Minor pilot spray dryer. The pilot spray dryer is invaluable for product development purposes. We are able to run spray drying and spray chilling/prilling pilot trials, producing 100 gram samples. Multiple trials can be performed in a single day. While the pilot spray dryer is not a duplication of a commercial dryer, or a substitute for a trial on a commercial dryer, it will provide insight as to whether a liquid can be dried, possible drying requirements, and potential drying challenges.